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COVID-19: New Data Suggest 'Powerful and Long-Lasting' Coronavirus Immunity

After that initial period, antibodies were reduced, but researchers found antibodies that "remained robust with confirmed neutralization activity for up to six months in a large proportion of previously virus‐positive screened subjects". When this happens, the number of T cells, which are responsible for triggering immune responses, significantly reduces in the blood.

Natural immunity to the coronavirus could be twice as common as experts believed, according to a Public Health England study.

The meta-analysis found that no live SARS-CoV-2, or virus that can cause infection, was found after nine days since symptoms started.

'This suggests individuals with higher numbers of T-cells recognising SARS-CoV-2 may have some level of protection from Covid-19, although more research is required to confirm this'. "B cell memory to some other infections has been observed to be long-lived, including 60+ years after smallpox vaccination, or 90+ years after infection with influenza", the authors of the study wrote.

They also identified two types of T cells.

"This study has clarified the association between severe pneumonia and T cell abnormalities". The researchers however said that more research is needed to determine whether similar findings would emerge among a larger group of people across more time points.

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The ministry also reported 562 COVID 19-related deaths, down from 692 on Saturday and 699 on Friday. "Firstly, although most of the cases described here had mild disease, it looks as though their immunity to a second infection is reasonably high".

The state, home to about 6.4 million people, has had no new infections for 23 days, a victory that came after a 111-day lockdown that kept people at home and most businesses shut.

It is also good news for immunisation programmes, because if the body can provoke a long-term immune response naturally, it should also do so when triggered by a vaccine. "We do not know that for certain yet, but it is encouraging", said Evans.

They found that eight months after infection, most people who recovered still had enough immune cells to fight off the virus and prevent illness. Another study from researchers at the University of Washington indicates that immunity lasts for at least three months.

Australian researchers have discovered that patients who've been infected with COVID-19 retain immunity against the virus and the disease for at least eight months.

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